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Can I make some changes in this recipe safely?

Posted by laceyvail 6A, WV (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 31, 12 at 12:19

I don't know if this recipe was posted here or on another site, but here's the recipe. What I want to do is replace the garlic powder, a product I never use, with some of my lovely fresh garlic? If so, how much should I use?

Sweet Pickled Jalapenos

3 lbs jalapeno peppers
2 C. cider vinegar
6 C white sugar
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp celery seed
3 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

I'm not including the directions since they're not applicable to my question.


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RE: Can I make some changes in this recipe safely?

Normally you can only substitute DRIED garlic, not fresh but since this seems to be a 100% vinegar recipe you can sub some fresh.

Most approved recipes that call for adding fresh garlic cloves call for 1-2 per pint, 3-4 per quart so that is what I'd go by.

Dave


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RE: Can I make some changes in this recipe safely?

Approved pickled garlic recipes call for 100% vinegar, so I see no reason not to combine the recipes as long as there's sufficient pickling liquid to thoroughly bathe both peppers and garlic.

You might be interested in the OSU Extension document at the link for garlic recipes, including straight pickled garlic.

Carol

Here is a link that might be useful: Preserving Foods - Garlic


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RE: Can I make some changes in this recipe safely?

Would you chop the fresh garlic very fine to include it in the recipe?


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RE: Can I make some changes in this recipe safely?

Would you chop the fresh garlic very fine to include it in the recipe?

I probably wouldn't. The approved recipes that use it call for whole cloves, but I guess you could cut them how ever you wanted to.

Dave


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RE: Can I make some changes in this recipe safely?

I might split whole cloves but that's as far as I would go. The garlic will infuse the pickle with flavor over time.

However, it is up to you. No safety reason not to. The small bits of garlic will probably end up floating at the top, "collaring" the peppers nearest the surface.

Carol


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RE: Can I make some changes in this recipe safely?

I would halve the garlic. Tiny pieces end up floating like Carol said and are not attractive in the jar.

Deanna


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